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It is unknown if Latuda (lurasidone) passes through human breast milk. However, it has been shown to pass through breast milk in rats, so it likely passes through human breast milk as well. If it does, this could cause problems in a nursing infant. Before using Latuda, breastfeeding women should talk to their healthcare provider about any potential risks.

Is Latuda Safe for Breastfeeding Women?

It is not known if Latuda® (lurasidone hydrochloride) passes through breast milk in humans. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding a child, you should talk with your healthcare provider about taking Latuda.
 

What Does the Research Say?

Because Latuda passes through breast milk in rats, the medication is also expected to pass though breast milk in humans, although no research has been done to confirm this. It is not known what problems, if any, Latuda could cause in a nursing infant. Like other antipsychotics, it could cause serious side effects and could, at least theoretically, cause serious problems in a breastfed infant.
 

Talking With Your Healthcare Provider

You should discuss breastfeeding and Latuda with your healthcare provider. Each woman's situation is different, and you and your healthcare provider understand your situation best. After considering what you want and expect, as well as your current health situation, the two of you can make a shared decision that is right for you.
 
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